Ginger Tea: Best For Asthma Relief – Study
Asthma is a chronic that affects the lining of your airways, which become inflamed and narrow, resulting in symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.
Although there are many conventional treatments for asthma, some herbal teas may relieve symptoms.
Ginger tea is made by boiling the roots of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale).
This powerful spice is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds. It’s associated with benefits like reduced inflammation, nausea relief, and lower blood sugar levels.
Plus, research suggests that ginger may help relieve asthma symptoms.
Test-tube studies using human cells indicate that ginger compounds, such as gingerols and shogaols, may alleviate asthma symptoms by reducing airway inflammation.
In a 2-month study, 92 people with asthma took either 450 mg of ginger extract or a placebo daily. Notably, 20% of those in the ginger group experienced wheezing relief, and 52% experienced chest tightness relief
Alternatively, you can make ginger tea at home. Simply grate a small knob of peeled ginger, steep it in 1 cup (240 mL) of boiling water for 10–20 minutes depending on your desired strength, then strain out the ginger.
You can enjoy ginger tea as is or with a dash of lemon, honey, or cinnamon.
Ginger contains gingerols and shogaols, which are compounds that may provide temporary relief from asthma symptoms.